RED DUST (1932)
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From the first moment wisecracking Vantine (Harlow) takes refuge on the plantation run by Carson (Gable), he sizes her up as an easy mark for his virile charm. But when a research engineer (Gene Raymond) and his elegant wife, Barbara (Mary Astor), appear on the scene, Carson falls hard for the beautiful Barbara, discarding Vantine as nothing more than a "cute little trick." The steamy rivalry between the women soon boils into a jealous rage - with violent consequences. Oscar-«-winning Best Director Victor Fleming (Gone with the Wind, 1939) deftly orchestrates the script's tense drama and hilarious erotic comedy, helping Gable and Harlow turn Red Dust into pure gold.
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Directed by Victor Fleming
Pre-Production Code days that was pretty far -- Clark Gable & Jean Harlow exude sexuality, openly lusting for each other & spreading hormones around the screen. Harlow's lines of dialogue are both witty & suggestive, while Gable talks with his eyes and his hands. They were a perfect cinematic match and this film was such a big success that they would repeat the same basic plot 3 years later in China Seas (1935), although the Code would cause that film to be a bit more tame.
This film is without a doubt is the best of Harlow and Gable ever made together. Harlow is magnificent and looks like a dream. She puts Gable in his place every time he utters a word. Together, they are magic - such chemistry! The rest of the cast just fades when these two melt together.
Two scenes that are memorable - Harlow bathing in the water barrel and cleaning out the parrot's cage. She is terrific -- There is no other blonde bombshell that even comes close to this original, during her heyday.
Mary Astor's character is also very well done as we see and believe that Clark is just so tempted by her and she by him.
* Special Footnote: -- Greta Garbo was originally cast as Vantine. But when the script underwent drastic re-writes, the role was recast with Jean Harlow.
** Another Special Footnote: -- During filming of the famous rain barrel sequence, Jean Harlow reportedly stood up - topless - and called out something along the lines of "one for the boys in the lab!Read more ›
Harlow plays a lovably hooker, Vantine, who winds up staying at a South-east Asian rubber plantation run by Carson (Gable). Although Carson is not immediately smitten with the platinum cutie, they end up falling for each other and the sexual chemistry here is like nothing I have seen before. Others in the cast are Mary Astor, who plays the annoying other woman, Barbara. A boring society wife who ends up staying at the plantation with her sick husband (Gene Raymond) while he recovers from his ailment. Carson soon falls for Barbara and the sexual tension between the 3 is explosive.
There is a lot of comedy, romance, drama and action here so the film moves along at a steady pace. Although there are moments in the film that I always question, for instance, Gable falling head over heels for the cold Barbara, is a bit of a mystery to me, especially when being in the company of another more exiting gal (Harlow) and the characters are sometimes a bit loopy but this film still smoulders and is one that I never get tired of watching.Read more ›
The next boat arrives at the plantation and delivers engineer Gary Willis (Gene Raymond) and his wife, Barbara (Mary Astor). Willis has been stricken with fever and while he recovers Carson forgets about Vantine and falls for Barbara. Then things start getting really complicated. But the main attraction here is these characters wallowing in sins of the flesh in a film made two years before the Code cleaned up Hollywood (and five years before Harlow's death at the age of 26). You will never think the same thoughts about your favorite cheese again after watching Harlow and Gable tackle the subject. Gable acts the part of a first-rate cad for most of the film while Harlow drips innuendo about her sleeping habits. Even Astor as the adulterous "Babs" has her moments, as when she and Gable share their first kiss after he rescues her from a monsoon that leaves her drenched.
"Red Dust" is one of those black & white pre-Code films that is steamier than the vast majority of contemporary films that try to deal with the idea of sex.Read more ›
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Saw this movie first as a boy on TV, at the time I couldn't believe that a big star like Jean Harlow would have to take the dirty boots off Clark Gable what an indignity. Read morePublished 19 months ago by BRIAN VERNON
I thought this was a awesome movie!!!!! The chinese guy was hilarious!!!!! I really thought their on screen chemistry was very real & easy to belive. Read morePublished on June 2 2003 by Katie
"Red Dust" is a classic early 1930's drama filled with plenty of steamy sexual tension and barbed dialogue that would never have got by the censors later in that decade. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2002 by Simon Davis
"Red Dust" proved such a success for Clark Gable that he starred in the remake "Mogambo" over twenty years later, in the very same role. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2001 by Linda McDonnell
RED DUST has become a classic primarily because of the romantic teaming of Gable and Harlow in roles perfectly suited to his virile charm and her unique brand of earthy humour. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2001
Red Dust made Clark Gable a household name and gave Jean Harlow the opportunity to display her comedic talents. This is Harlow's best film! Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2001 by nymph_150
Hot, muggy, sultry....and that just describes the stars, let alone the jungle setting. Harlow pines and poses for Gable while he chases his surveyor's wife (Mary Astor). Read morePublished on June 23 2000 by William R. Ray